Genetics of Future Food Production and the Green Revolution 2.0

Genetics of Future Food Production and the Green Revolution 2.0 7 November, 2023 - 9 November, 2023

Urban Science Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 5TG, United Kingdom

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Deadline: 19/10/2023
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General Information

Future food production is facing many challenges, including from climate change, pressures on available land due to increasing population and a degradation in soil quality. Plant Science is at the forefront of identifying methods of improving crops to maintain and enhance crop yield under these challenging conditions.

This Genetics Society meeting is to discuss new research in plant science which can be applied to these major challenges. The focus of this event will be to discuss fundamental and applied work on plant adaptation to changing environment, evolutionary genetics of photosynthesis, epigenetics and gene regulation in plants, and applications of CRISPR to advance plant biology and agriculture. We welcome research on all plant species, including the model Arabidopsis, established crops and novel or orphan crops.

Newcastle University is located in the buzzling city centre (Haymarket metro station) ten minutes from the Newcastle train station with direct connections to London (under three hours), Edinburgh (hour and a half), and other major UK cities. Newcastle airport is 25 minutes from campus by metro and serves direct flights to major hubs of British Airways, Air France, KLM and Emirates, as well as a range of destinations operated by budget airlines.

The meeting will have four themed sessions, each featuring invited speakers together with contributed talks and posters selected from the submitted abstracts. Further details on the sessions and confirmed speakers can be found in the programme.

Submit an abstractAbstract submissions have now closed.

Registration and feesBook your place via the event page. There are options for attending in person or online. For venue and Conference dinner numbers please indicate if you will be attending the meeting in person or virtually. A gala dinner on Wednesday 8th November is included into the registration fees.

•  Full Conference – Genetics Society Postgraduate/Undergraduate Member within 6 years of viva (in-person attendance only): FREE with a successful abstract submission
•  Full Conference – Genetics Society Postgraduate/Undergraduate Member within 6 years of viva (without successful abstract submission): £115
•  Full Conference – Genetics Society Full Member: £225
•  Full Conference – Non-Member: £450
•  Full Conference – Non-Member Postgraduate/Undergraduate: £225
•  Full Conference – Virtual: Free

ContactThis Genetics Society event is being supported by the Royal Society of Biology. Please direct all meeting or booking queries to Ellie Barrand at or on 020 3925 3444

Meeting organisers:

Dr Maxim Kapralov (Newcastle University) and Laura Dixon (University of Leeds)


Mendel Prize Lecture – Professor Caroline Dean, John Innes Centre, UK

Professor Andreas Weber, Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

Professor Koen Geuten, University of Leuven, Belgium

Professor Iris Finkemeier, Institute for Plant Biology and Biotechnology, WWU Münster, Germany

Professor Thomas Mock, University of East Anglia, UK

Dr Nicki Atkinson, University of Edinburgh

Dr Laura Gunn, Cornell University, USA

Dr Stephen Pearce, Rothamsted Research, UK